Originally published at WWE announcer shakeup as Michael Cole and Wade Barrett move to Raw, Cole will pull double duty
Michael Cole and Wade Barrett are to move to Monday Night Raw in a shakeup of WWE TV announcing teams.
Cole will remain on SmackDown, however, according to a report by Joe Otterson for Variety.
The report seemed to be confirmed as the official WWE Twitter/X account retweeted the story.
WWE Commentary Shakeup: Michael Cole, Wade Barrett Move to 'Raw,' Cole to Also Remain on 'SmackDown' (EXCLUSIVE) https://t.co/AXlyS12hk1
— Variety (@Variety) August 5, 2023
The changes go into effect on Monday, August 7th, when Barrett and Cole move to Raw.
On Friday, August 11th, Kevin Patrick and Corey Graves move to SmackDown, where they will be joined by Cole, who will be pulling double duty from now on.
According to a WWE source who spoke to Variety, the company thinks highly of Kevin Patrick. They feel that pairing him with Cole will help him develop as a broadcaster.